from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Shaped or fashioned in a particular way.
- adj. Decorated with a design; patterned: "My dress is richly figured” ( Amy Lowell).
- adj. Represented, as in graphic art or sculpture; depicted.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of figure.
- adj. Having a pattern considered attractive appearing on a section.
- adj. Adorned with a figure or figures.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Adorned with figures; marked with figures.
- adj. Not literal; figurative.
- adj. Free and florid. See Figurate, 3.
- adj. Indicated or noted by figures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Depicted; represented by figures.
- Adorned with figures: said of any manufactured articles, but especially of those which are intended for surface-decoration or which themselves are decorated superficially: as, figured silk; figured muslin; a figured wall-paper.
- In music, same as figurate, 3.
- In heraldry, bearing the human face or features; indicating the face as a roundel, especially the sun or moon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of e.g. fabric design) adorned with patterns
It may take more talent to invent a single melodic turn of phrase for the expression of a conceit to write the “air” or the “theme” of a chanson, than to place two, three, or more counterpoints against a cantus firmus and to write what one calls figured music, or a finished composition (chose faite), though the latter requires more learning
“Rumors and innuendos, I’m told, in which your name figured prominently.”
McCain figured correctly that he ought to run on his own merrit.
Martin figured what the book would earn him on such a sale.
Has Palin figured out that in order to put on all her makeup and meet the news cycle of the east coast, she is gonna have to wake up awful early?
This beautiful bumpkin figured out that you can also conserve by decreasing the size of your bathtub — or, in this case, temporarily repurposing a washtub.
I guess McCain figured I didn't support the amendment (I didn't), because his jaw clenched, his face turned red, and he launched into a tirade.
Plus, Heinlein figured there were certain virtues youâ€ ™ d learn in military service that might make you a better voter.
Heinlein figured that those who choose to defend the political society they come from – a free one – have a pretty good understanding of the value of freedom, having defended it against real enemies.
Wallin figured in the goals that put the Hurricanes ahead 2-1 after the first period.